Lieutenant Commander Bryan Clampitt, a native of St. Petersburg, FL, enlisted in the Coast Guard in February 1993 and graduated from Basic Training in Cape May, NJ. During his enlisted career he advanced to Boatswain’s Mate First Class and enjoyed assignment to two operational units. While assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter KEY LARGO, home-ported in Tybee Island, GA, he was an underway Quartermaster of the Watch, Boarding Team Member and Small Boat Coxswain. From 1995 to 1998 he was assigned to Station Sand Key, FL where he was a 41’ Utility Boat Coxswain, Boarding Officer, and the Unit’s Training Officer. In February 1998 he graduated from Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, VA and was assigned to Group Cape Hatteras, NC as the Assistant Operations Officer, Housing Officer, and Administration Officer until the summer of 2000. Afterward, he was transferred to District Seven headquarters in Miami where he was the Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations Officer, and Assistant Living Marine Resources Officer. In June of 2003, he assumed command of Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, CA. He was most recently assigned to the Boat Forces and Cutter Operations Branch at Training center, Yorktown, Virginia as the Afloat Operations and Training Officer and the Doctrine and Standardization Section Chief.
His personal awards include a Coast Guard Commendation Medal, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, two Commandant’s Letter of Commendation ribbons, two National Defense Service Medals, the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Coast Guard Sea Service ribbon and other service awards.